5004648: Research Seminar in International Financial Services

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Semester:WS 20/21
Scheduled in semester:4
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:24.0 L / 18.0 h
Self-directed study time:132.0 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Doctoral degree programme in Business Economics (01.09.2008)


This module helps the student to further broaden and intensify his knowledge and methodological skills needed for his dissertation.
This module could focus on Banking, Finance or Taxation.

Lecture Goals

Based on lectures offered on the master's level, this module helps to enable the student

  • to further intensify the existing knowledge and methodology needed for the dissertation project;
  • to independently develop a research concept for specific research questions;
  • to develop, analyze and synthesize new complex ideas;
  • to develop the scientific and/or cultural progress for an academic or non-academic environment.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Have an advanced and intensified overview on specific topics needed for the dissertation project;
  • Develop their own research project;
  • Apply the methodological structures of these specific topics for their dissertation project.


Lectures Method

Lecture or seminar or self-study, possibly combined with preparation and presentation of a paper.

Admission Requirements

Research Design, Theories of the Firm, Research Methods in International Financial Services


  • Cochrane, J. (2001). Asset Pricing. Princeton: Princeton University Press
  • Specific articles and books on Empirical Finance

Exam Modalities

The students will be assessed in this module through:

  • competitive selection process of the research seminar
  • specific mechanisms of the research seminar


Module availability:
On application at an internationally renown PhD program, such as organised e. g. by London School of Economics, University of Constance, Zürich, St. Gallen, Innsbruck.